Oscars 2019: Kevin Hart says he definitely won't return as host

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I'm not giving no more...

In a post on Instagram, Hart said he got a call from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and was asked to apologize for his prior tweets or step down as host.

If that were to happen, Awkwafina would be one of many co-hosts alongside Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Gemma Chan and Ken Jeong, to name just a few. "Right now, from a time perspective, I don't have the time".

In place of the wise-cracking host, the show's producers will instead select "a crop of A-listers to introduce various segments".

The last time the Oscars went hostless, they opened with a musical number in which Rob Lowe sang with Snow White.

While he didn't want to elaborate on how he has evolved over the years, Hart said, "I'm not saying how I changed anymore".

Hart said the script was "amazing" and that he took on this more serious role as a "challenge", to show his fans there was a different side to him.

The Academy Awards will reportedly air this year without a host - and it will be the first time the awards ceremony will air without a host in almost three decades, according to Variety. As an example, Hart stated during his 2010 comedy special Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain, "One of my biggest fears is my son growing up and being gay".

"Would I ever do it?"

During the terse 10-minute interview, Hart repeatedly responded to questions about the homophobic tweets and jokes he made between 2009 and 2012 by saying: "I'm done". "I'm literally, I'm over that, I'm over the moment".

"If anybody out there wants to believe that Kevin Hart is that much of a monster that he wouldn't love somebody due to their choice in life, then all power to them". "But I don't believe in going backwards".

As rumoured, it appears this year's 91st Academy Awards will not have a host. In fact, they were reportedly upset when the famed comedian portrayed himself as a victim of internet trolls during his interview with Ellen Degeneres last week. But within 24 hours, social media users had dug up tweets dating back to between 2008 and 2011 in which Hart used homophobic and hateful language.

Hart said toward the end of the episode that he planned on "evaluating" his conversation with DeGeneres.

"I want everybody to know I'm done with it", Hart told "GMA" host Michael Strahan. People need someone to take them through things. Some things are just left out of your hands, so I'm done with it.

Cast member Kevin Hart poses at the premiere for "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" in Los Angeles, California, U.S., December 11, 2017.

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